Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan (BLMK STP)
Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP's) have been developed across the country to look at how NHS Health and Social care services can work more closely together to provide affordable, high quality services for their local communities.
To find out more about the STP and to share your views on the draft plan for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, click here for information about an event being held on for this reason on Wednesday 1st February 2017.
Community Health Services Survey
In partnership with Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, the Bedford Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) are working to improve the provision for Community Health Services to meet the needs of Bedfordshire’s growing and ageing population.
Patients and public will help to shape the development and transformation of local Community Health Services, so please do take the time to complete this short questionnaire before Monday 23 January 2017.
If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01525 864405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can print a paper copy from here.
If you have any questions, queries, or would like to know more about the redesign for Community Health Services then please contact the Project Manager Georgina.email@example.com
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones: NHS111 staff will direct you to hospital if it is appropriate for your needs.
You can get early advice from your local pharmacist who is a highly trained healthcare expert on a wide range of long-term health conditions and common illnesses. Your pharmacist will tell you if you need further medical attention.
Your local family doctor can assess, treat and manage a whole range of health problems. If you have a minor illness or injury (such as infection, vomiting or stomach ache) that can’t wait until your GP surgery is open, then call your GP’s via out of hours service or dial 111.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) User Survey
The Health and Social Care Act (2012) outlines the requirement for all Health & Well-being Boards to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) summarizing the health and well-being of their local community.
The JSNA is an on going process by which local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and other public sector partners jointly describe the current and future health and well-being needs of its local population. It brings together a wide range of data, including local views and evidence of what works and is used to plan the services we provide for the next three to five years and reduce inequalities.
We are in the process of refreshing our current JSNA and are now beginning to consult relevant stakeholders, to gather feedback on the current JSNA and preferences around format, structure and method of presentation.
You have been identified as a key stakeholder, and we would really value your views and opinions to support this process.
Welcome to the Healthwatch Bedford Borough website. We are here to make sure your views on local health and social care services are heard.
Our Vision is that Healthwatch Bedford Borough will be:
a critical friend in challenging service providers to ensure that their services are person-centred and responsive to local community needs.
seeking to empower all patients with confidence to make an informed choice about their health and social care needs.
British Sign Language Information
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Consumer guides to making complaints about health and social care
Healthwatch England has worked with Citizens Advice to produce a series of guides to help you make a complaint or raise a concern.
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What is Healthwatch (BSL)
'What is Healthwatch' Video in British Sign Language with subtitles.